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I set up my pi 2 to boot into raspbian GUI desktop when starting up (under raspi-config). However, the system boot into desktop first when starting up. And a few seconds later, the system boot into console. Is there any way to stay in GUI desktop?

  • Does a console pop up? Or does the desktop appear to crash and give you a terminal error? – Jacobm001 Feb 13 '17 at 4:05
  • The desktop appear for only about a few seconds before console takes over. No error messages. Thanks in advance! – ZTC Feb 14 '17 at 1:53
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I had the same problem when I tried to install retro-pie + rasbian desktop + rpi-update

I resolved this problem following this steps:

Configure in your retropie script setup, boot in console text insted desktop.

Configure in raspi config, boot in console too

Edit this file /home/pi/.bashrc

sudo nano /home/pi/.bashrc

Go to the bottom of the file and add startx after echo -e "\n$out"

  echo -e "\n$out
  if [ "$(tset -q)" == "linux" ]; then startx; fi
}

The conditional avoid run startx when you open a terminal in Desktop.

/home/pi/.bashrc file is the same file that show the temperature and others data when start rasbian console.

If you don't have retro-pie this file is different for you but you can edit similarly.

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